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About Us

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About Us

In pursuit of better well-being.

Essence Healthcare was created by Dr Lucas de Siqueira and Dr Isabela dos Anjos Siqueira out of their wishes to provide not only excellent medical care but also a healthy, transparent and respectful work-environment. Their partnership through life has always been based on support, honesty, dedication, hard work and common goals. It would not be different at Essence Healthcare.

Essence by definition is the intrinsic nature or indispensable quality or qualities that serve to characterise or identify something; the most important part or aspect of something.

Dr Lucas de Siqueira 01-2, Essence Healthcare Melbourne

Dr Lucas de Siqueira

Dr Lucas de Siqueira is a RACGP fellow General Practitioner specialised in skin cancer and cosmetic medicine. Qualified from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, Dr De Siqueira has focused most of his early years of training in cosmetic medicine.

Having moved to Melbourne in 2012, Dr Lucas started ‘LDS Skin Cancer and Cosmetic medicine’ and since developed his expertise in the cosmetic medicine field. Focusing on panfacial rejuvenation/facial harmonisation, incorporating different modalities of cosmetic treatments to achieve maximum facial harmony and optimal results, Dr Lucas became an industry leader due to the level of safety provided and incredible results.

He is now KOL (Key Opinion Leader) for Envogue skin and the lead trainer for cosmetic practitioners for dermal fillers, botulinum toxin and PDO threads face lifts with ‘The Aesthetics and Skin Institute’, an industry leading training institution in Australia and overseas, and travels worldwide to share his expertise.

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Dr Isabela dos Anjos 01-2, Essence Healthcare GP & Cosmetic Clinic

Dr Isabela dos Anjos

Dr Isabela, or Bela as she likes being called, is a consultant gynaecologist, specialised in advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery.

Bela completed her medical degree in Brazil at The “Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais’, one of the best universities in South America. She moved to Australia in 2012 and worked in varied hospitals and specialties.

She undertook her basic Obstetrics and Gynaecology training working at The Northern Hospital, Mercy Hospital for Women and North East Health Wangaratta. After that she completed her advanced training years at Epworth Health.

She also has a special interest in sexual health and fertility and completed her Masters of Reproductive Medicine with the University of New South Wales in 2020.

Dr Isabela is in the last stages to complete a 2.5 year fellowship in advanced minimally invasive surgery at The Epworth Hospital under the guidance of the Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery society (AGES) which provided further training in hysteroscopic, laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

Dr Bela believes medical expertise is only a tool to be a good doctor. She embraces her caring nature and understands how empathy, compassion and vulnerability are complementary to scientific knowledge.

“One of the essential qualities of the clinician is interest in humanity, for the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient.” – Francis Peabody, 1927

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Lara Bain 01-2 , nurse practitioner and cosmetic treamtents expert

Lara Bain

Mrs Lara Bain is a nurse practitioner and expert in cosmetic treatments.

She has been providing cosmetic treatments for more than 15 years and is well recognised in Australia as an industry leader practitioner who can deliver results not many in the country can.

Mrs Bain has been a cosmetic trainer for over 10 years and has shared her extensive knowledge helped train hundreds of cosmetic practitioners across the country.

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Kelly Smith 01-2, GP & Cosmetic Clinic practice manager

Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith is our gorgeous practice manager.

She has been a practice manager for over 5 years and has managed from large GP practices to cosmetic practices, helping them grown and achieve new levels.

She is an enthusiastic and friendly person who is going to provide all patients a warm welcome and clarify any doubts while managing all the complex backstage tasks we often oversee.

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Marina Di Fonzo

Marina Di Fonzo is a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife who has over 6 years experience in general practice as well as community, hospital, maternity and neonatal care nursing.

She has a keen interest in women and children’s and when she’s not at Essence she is busy delivering and caring for babies and mums at Joanne Kirner Women and Children’s Hospital.

Come and see Marina for all your nursing needs, including iron infusions, wound care and childhood and adult vaccinations. Her caring nature and exceptional patient care is what makes her a wonderful addition to the Essence Healthcare team.

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Dr Abdulla Alnouri

Dr Alnouri is an experienced GP having finished his GP training in Manchester UK in 2012 and moved to Australia shortly after.

His main interests are : chronic disease management especially diabetes , hormonal and peptide therapy incorporating integrative and functional medicine in his consulting and management plans.

He is a big believer in dealing with the root cause of issues and preventative health through diet and exercise and taking care of mental health.

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Brigette

Brigette, our Gynaecology Team Leader, brings extensive experience in medical administration, with a specialty in women’s health.

Currently complementing her Biomedicine background with a Masters of Public Health, Brigette has a keen interest in pursuing a career in healthcare.

Brigette is passionate about supporting individuals and families throughout their health journey and looks forward to enhancing these relationships through her role at Essence.

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Sheriden Dobson

Sheriden is a Nurse Practitioner, cosmetic injector and hair transplant technician.

She holds a master’s degree and brings 13 years of experience in the emergency department – making her comfortable in managing any complications and concerns patients have.

Sheriden is highly skilled at administering cosmetic and medically indicated treatments and provides a holistic approach to treatments, drawing on her experience in the industry to deliver incredibly natural results and has a strong focus on prescribing multimodal and comprehensive treatment plans.

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Jane Boland

Jane graduated the top of her physiotherapy class from La Trobe University in 2016.

Since then she has been working in private practice treating a broad variety of musculoskeletal conditions both in pregnancy and the postnatal period along with general sports and rehab clients.

She is an experienced Clinical Pilates instructor (APPI method) especially with pre and postnatal women and is passionate about helping women stay physically active during and after pregnancy.

Jane’s passion for women’s health physiotherapy has led her to complete numerous post-graduate qualifications in pelvic floor physiotherapy. She is experienced in the management of female pelvic pain, prolapse and pessary management and has a special interest in child and adolescent continence.

Outside of work Jane enjoys spending time with her two dogs, weight training and running.

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Isabela Bottura

Having worked as a Gynecologist and Obstetrician in Brazil prior to moving to Australia in 2019, her sessions are both pleasure-based and health-informed. Isabela’s unique approach is a blend of holistic, taoist and neotantric practices, and modern, evidence-based science.

Her passion is to help her clients achieve the sex life they desire, exploring their sexuality, sensations, and fantasies with curiosity, in a safe, non-judgmental, and fun container.

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Our values

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Integrity

We value honest and ethical interactions with colleagues and patients.

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Patient-centered

We encourage active collaboration and shared decision making between patients, families, and providers.

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Respect

We believe we are responsible for creating a respectful work environment for our team members; and a place where all our patients feel welcomed and cared for.

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Self value/self worth

Often we forget how valuable and worthy we are! One of our goals at Essence Healthcare is to bring out the best in us and bringing these feelings back to all our patients and staff members so we always remember how special each of us are.

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Selflessness

A basic principle in Medicine but too often forgotten due to ego or arrogance - we believe that our basic essence as medical practitioners is to help and bring health, welfare and happiness to others and we strive to promote this.

A space for you-time

We’ve designed our modern and sophisticated yet warm and welcoming clinic to be a place for relaxation and high-quality patient care.

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Take a tour of our practice

Take a tour of our clinic’s unique location: A part of Melbourne’s history, renovated with love. Essence Healthcare’s gorgeous historic building, located in Maribyrnong, was part of the Artillery Camp during the World War.

As soon as they walked into the building, Dr Lucas and Dr Isabela could see its huge potential, despite the old walls and run-down appearance at first. They fell in love with the terracotta brick walls, the high ceilings and the great character and atmosphere the building had, even before the renovations. After three months of extensive meetings with designers, builders and contractors, and long days of renovations and hard work, the practice now has the modern look, welcoming nature and homely feeling that we were striving for. We are excited to welcome you to Essence Healthcare.

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